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Cosmic Flows: Green Bank Telescope and Parkes H i observations

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  • Hélène M. Courtois,

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    1. Université Lyon 1, CNRS/IN2P3/INSU, Institut de Physique Nucléaire, Lyon, France
    2. Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii, 2680 Woodlawn Drive, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
      E-mail: h.courtois@ipnl.in2p3.fr
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  • R. Brent Tully,

    1. Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii, 2680 Woodlawn Drive, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
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  • D. I. Makarov,

    1. Université Lyon 1, CNRS/IN2P3/INSU, Institut de Physique Nucléaire, Lyon, France
    2. Special Astrophysical Observatory, Russian Academy of Sciences, N. Arkhyz, KChR, 369167, Russia
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  • S. Mitronova,

    1. Special Astrophysical Observatory, Russian Academy of Sciences, N. Arkhyz, KChR, 369167, Russia
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  • B. Koribalski,

    1. Australian Telescope National facility, CSIRO, PO Box 76, Epping NSW 1710, Australia
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  • I. D. Karachentsev,

    1. Université Lyon 1, CNRS/IN2P3/INSU, Institut de Physique Nucléaire, Lyon, France
    2. Special Astrophysical Observatory, Russian Academy of Sciences, N. Arkhyz, KChR, 369167, Russia
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  • J. Richard Fisher

    1. National Radio Astronomy Observatory, 520 Edgemont Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA
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E-mail: h.courtois@ipnl.in2p3.fr

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory is a facility of the National Science Foundation, operated under cooperative agreement by Associated Universities, Inc.

ABSTRACT

The neutral hydrogen properties of 1822 galaxies are being studied with the Green Bank 100-m and the Parkes 64-m telescopes as part of the ‘Cosmic Flows’ programme. Observed parameters include systemic velocities, profile linewidths and integrated fluxes. The linewidth information can be combined with the optical and infrared photometry to obtain distances. The 1822 H i observations complement an inventory of archives. All told, H i linewidth information is available for almost all of five samples: (i) luminosity–linewidth correlation calibrators; (ii) zero-point calibrators for the Type Ia supernova scale; (iii) a dense local sample of spiral galaxies with inline image within 3000 km s−1; (iv) a sparser sample of 60-μm selected galaxies within 6000 km s−1 that provides an all-sky coverage of our extended supercluster complex; and (v) an even sparser sample of flat galaxies, extreme edge-on spirals, extending in a volume out to 12 000 km s−1. The H i information for 13 941 galaxies, whether from the archives or acquired as part of the Cosmic Flows observational programme, is uniformly re-measured and made available through the Extragalactic Distance Database website.

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